Learning Library

Our Learning Library is intended as a virtual resource center where professionals can go for a broad range of information relating to interoperability, information-sharing and the six domains in which NIC primarily works: human services, education, public health, public safety, health information technology and emergency services. We have vetted and aggregated numerous studies, guidance documents and other materials, which can be sorted in a variety of ways for easy access and use – and we will add resources continually over time. The Learning Library is available to all professionals interested in the subject matter.

To make the Learning Library as robust and beneficial as possible, we welcome recommendations of relevant content that users encounter elsewhere, that they have produced themselves or that they are already utilizing. Please fill out and submit the form below to provide your suggestions and comments, or send an email to info@stewardsofchange.org.

03-17-2018 White Paper

Building a Roadmap for Health Information Systems Interoperability for Public Health

“The goal is to facilitate standardization of health information exchanges between clinical care and public health. The objective is to engage the public health community in a dialogue with health information technology (HIT) vendors to assure that the work processes and data needs of public health stakeholders in health information exchanges are 1) well understood and agreed upon by stakeholders themselves, and then (2) communicated clearly to the developers of the interoperable clinical Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and Public Health information systems (EHR-PH Systems). ”

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03-17-2018 Report

Connecting Public Health Information Systems and Health Information Exchange Organizations

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) engaged Clinovations Government + Health (CGH) to explore how public health jurisdictions use existing health information exchange (HIE) organizations as a method to exchange information with health care providers. The project documents best practices and lessons learned in the use of HIE organizations to mediate connections to public health information systems. This report identifies the real-world experiences of jurisdictions as they apply or consider applying this approach.

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03-17-2018 Handbook

Establishing Governance for Health and Humans Services Interoperability Initiatives

The Illinois Framework for Healthcare and Human Services (Illinois Framework), a multi-agency collaborative, coordinates the use of shared technology and business processes across Illinois’ federally-funded healthcare transformation initiatives. The Illinois Case Study details Illinois’ progress in establishing governance for the Illinois Framework, highlighting the benefits and challenges of implementing a governance model in a cross-agency setting.

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